[ExI] Congrats to SpaceX!
avant at sollegro.com
Sat Mar 9 16:12:42 UTC 2019
Quoting Dan Ust:
>>> Dragon 2 is on its way to the ISS.
>> And now it has made a safe return. I am actually a little surprised
>> that nobody has mentioned the success of the first manned space
>> mission using a privately owned space craft. How cool is that? I
>> for one think it heralds a day when there will be jobs for
>> bartenders in space.
> Actually, Dragon 2 had no crew aboard. The crewed mission is
> scheduled for July this year. And before that is one more test
> flight: the in flight abort test scheduled for this June. See:
> Note that there’s still a chance of Boeing beating SpaceX with the
> first private crewed mission to orbit.
Well that sir is a mighty fine explanation for why nobody has
mentioned it yet. :-P
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